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Diversity in Dialog: Asian Americans in Hip-Hop

Oliver Wang will talk about the history and development of Asian Americans in hip-hop
Event Start Date: April 03, 2013 - 2 p.m.
Event End Date: April 03, 2013 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center, Ballroom C

Asian-Pacific American Heritage History Month

with Oliver Wang


April 3, 2013 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Campus Center, Ballroom C



A look at the history and development of three key areas of Asian Americans in hip-hop: MCing, DJing and dancing. A discussion of both the unique evolutions of each community as well as the commonalities linking them and more relevant - what import they have regarding Asian American identity and community formation over the last 30 years.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Oliver Wang is an associate professor of sociology at California State University, Long Beach. His research focuses on popular culture, race, identity and community. He is the author of the forthcoming Duke University Press book, Legions of Boom: Filipino American Disc Jockey Crews in the San Francisco Bay Area. Oliver writes regularly on pop music and culture for National Public Radio, the Los Angeles Times and KCET's ArtBound. His work has been selected for DaCapo/Feedback's annual "Best Music Writing" anthology, in 2008 and 2012 respectively. He also writes the audioblog,

Food and Refreshments will be served.

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